Keith Richards, who we suspect can also readily identify with the song's sentiments, plays guitar and duets with Waits on this track. "I was talking to the record company and they say, 'Any guests you want on the record?' And I said, 'What about Keith Richards?' I was just joking, but somebody went ahead and called him," Waits recalled to Pitchfork
. "And then he said, 'Yeah.' And I said, 'Now we're really in trouble.'"